Starting from the 8th of December, AT&T will introduce its new Mobile Share plans where off contract device owners will save $15 a month. What this means is that while users had to shell out $60 previously each month, they can now have the same plan for $15 which is quite a saving indeed. This is applicable for existing off contract device owners on AT&T or people who bring a compatible smartphone to the network or those who are subscribed through AT&T Next. This move has been long expected to make things more competitive in the wake of T-Mobile’s Uncarrier plans. The new cost per smartphone with the revised Mobile Share plans for off contract smartphones is $25 while on contract it will cost $40.
AT&T’s plans certainly provide more incentive to off contract device owners as there’s an added savings of $15 a month. Although it’s still not as competitive as T-Mobile’s plans, this is certainly a start from AT&T. This plan makes sense if you have a lot of devices in your Mobile Share plans, so make sure you look and compare accordingly before choosing what’s best for you.
AT&T has also introduced a new Next plan under which the users will be able to spread out their payments over the course of 26 months (previously 20 months) and be eligible for a new smartphone every year and a half or 18 months. Previously, users were able to upgrade to a new smartphone every year, so this plan isn’t ideal if you want to change phones every year. But the idea here is to save more on monthly costs by spreading payments across a 26 month period, so it’s not for mobile enthusiasts who would like to change their smartphone every year. You can find the complete details in the source link below.